Astros open as moneyline underdog vs Rangers
Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and Houston on Saturday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
It's a pitching duel between Yu Darvish for the Rangers (8-3 on the year) and Dallas Keuchel for Houston (4-4 so far).
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 15-rated Astros taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Rangers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 15 in the same category at 7.8 per game.
Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
The Astros were a 10-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 10-5 on Friday behind a start from Nick Tepesch at Rangers Ballpark.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Astros at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Texas
Houston is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games
Houston at Texas, Sunday, July 7